Lately it seems like every where I turn someone says something stupid and ignorant to me about the fact that my husband and I do not have children. Last week I ran into a former coworker of mine. She asked if I had children and I said no (explaining that I’ve had two unsuccessful pregnancies is not a topic I talk about with everyone). Her comment in response was “well some people like it that way”. At first I was kind of shocked and then I said “it’s not by choice, that we are childless”.
I have found that some people are just ignorant. There is no other term in my book to describe them. Who says stuff like that to someone? Ugh!
I found this article online tonight on what not to say to someone who does not have children. This author also has a post about what not to say to someone who has experienced a miscarriage as well. You can check them out here.